Do you dread the workday, perhaps even feeling physically affected
on your way to work?
Do you experience dramatic drops in motivation, perhaps finding
yourself on "autopilot" during work days?
Do you experience major increases in stress during work days,
perhaps affecting your relationships and physical health?
Are you increasingly doubting yourself:
your worthiness, your capability, and your ability to change
Do you feel increasingly alone at work,
perhaps even fearful of sharing your concerns?
If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, then you
may be a "disengaged worker." Contrast your experience to that of an "engaged" worker. For those who are
engaged, happiness and interest throughout all days are high. The engaged worker's stress level may be slightly higher during
the workday, but that is offset by normal levels of happiness and even more interest when they are at work. (This is from,
"Well Being: The Five Essential Elements," by Tom Rath and Jim Harter, Gallup Press 2010).
The key to finding engaging work is to play to your strengths, to
relearn how to be fully present, and to trust that, with the help of a mentor, you can transform your self-work experience.